Bulletin – December 4, 2022

This Sunday is the Second Sunday of Advent.

“The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy.”

Christmas Schedule 2022


Wednesday, December 14th from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

CHRISTMAS EVE – Saturday, December 24th

No 4:30 PM Mass
6:00 PM Mass
9:00 PM Mass
12:00 AM Midnight Mass
Office Open – 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

CHRISTMAS DAY – Sunday, December 25th

10:30 AM Mass
12:30 PM Mass
Office Open – 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM


Monday, December 26th
No 9:00 AM Mass
Office Closed

Tuesday December 27th

No 9:00 AM Mass
Office Closed

NEW YEAR’S EVE – Saturday, December 31st

No 4:30 PM Mass
Vigil Mass for Feast of Mary the Holy Mother of God – 5:00 PM
Office Open – 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

NEW YEAR’S DAY – Sunday, January 1st

Feast of Mary the Holy Mother of God
8:30 AM
10:30 AM
12:30 PM
Office Open – 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM


While parking at ground level is limited to 51 spaces, there is plenty of space in the underground parking lot. Please follow the instructions of the attendants. Do not park in front of the Church since this is a fire route and must be kept clear.

Additional parking is available on the east side of Elkhorn Public School and in the bus loop. Again, please follow the instructions of the attendant. The school requests that we do not park on the grass. Many thanks to Danila Duliunas, the Principal of Elkhorn Public School, for allowing us the use of the school property.


All children in JK and up are invited to participate in this year’s Nativity Play at the 6:00 PM Christmas Eve mass. There will be one rehearsal on Sunday December 18th after the 10:30 AM mass. Please contact sgpyouthgroup@gmail.com or 416-221-8866 ext. 227 to participate!


After two years, our parish is excited to recommence the Children’s Choir for the Christmas Eve Mass! All youth in Grades 3 and up are invited to join. There will be 3 rehearsals at St. Gabriel’s Parish

♪ Thursday, December 8th from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
♪ Thursday, December 15th from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
♪ Sunday, December 18th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

If you would like to participate or have any questions, please contact our Youth Minister at sgpyouthgroup@gmail.com or 416-221-8866 ext. 227.


Saturday, December 10th at 7:30 PM

St. Gabriel’s Church
Christmas, Christmas time is near!

We’re back live and in concert!

Come join the Seraphim & Cherubim Chorus singing the Christmas songs you love as part of our Winter Song concert series. We’re always so excited to bring our friends together to celebrate the season and sing songs that touch our hearts. Never a typical Christmas concert and always full of surprise tunes and reimagined classics.

Join us at St. Gabriel’s on December 10th at 7:30 PM. Advanced tickets are available online at www.seraphimandcherubim.ca


December 5th to December 11th

MONDAY – MARIA DIDIODATO ✞ – Requested by her Family
TUESDAY – YOLANDA CUERVO ✞ – Requested by Carlos Restrepo
WEDNESDAY – SR. KLALA LI & JOSEPINA LI ✞ – Requested by Cecilia Park
THURSDAY – KRISTOPHER TA – Requested by Veronica Do
FRIDAY – PELAGIO OLIVAR ✞ – Requested by Eileen Domopoy
SATURDAY – FR. PAUL CUSACK CP ✞ – Requested by Mark DesRoches
SUNDAY 10:30 AM – JOHN MENDES ✞ – Requested by his Family
SUNDAY 12:30 PM – BENITO TOMAIUOLI & FAMILY ✞ – Requested by the Family


Thank you to those parishioners who prepared 34 casseroles for November. For December, your prepared frozen casseroles may be dropped off at the Parish Office by December 29th for delivery to the Good Shepherd Centre.

Let’s see if we can increase that number!

The need is very great especially as winter approaches.

The casseroles are easy to make and we have the recipes and casserole pans right here in the Parish Office. The recipes are also available on the Parish website. If you require more information, please contact Irene Albrecht at 416-221-2791.


Saturday November 19th to Sunday December 11th

We will be having a Christmas Toy Drive again this year for the Catholic Children’s Aid Foundation. You can help by dropping off an unwrapped new toy for a child, age newborn to12 years old. Containers will be set up at the doors of the Church on Saturday, November 19th and will remain there until Sunday, December 11th.


Living the Gospel through ShareLife

NEW: Your year-end gift will double in value! From now until the end of 2022, your contribution to our parish’s ShareLife campaign will be matched by an anonymous donor up to a total of $1 million.

Our parishioners’ support of ShareLife is making a difference in the lives of those in need. Last year, ShareLife supporters like you enabled 21,000 people to receive affordable mental health care through family service agencies across the Archdiocese of Toronto, including our community.

Our goal this year is $198,000. To date we have achieved $169,312. Please give at the parish using a ShareLife envelope, online through our parish website, or at sharelife.org/donate.


If you have a sewing machine that is not used any more and is still in good working condition you could help a new immigrant or refugee toward becoming independent. Why not donate it? If you can help please leave your name and phone number with the parish office. Someone will arrange to pick it up.


Saturday, November 19th to Sunday, December 11th

St. Vincent de Paul

During Advent, the Society of St Vincent de Paul, St. Gabriel Conference, will have a Giving Tree in the Gathering Space. The tree will be decorated with gift stars.

We invite you to take a star, buy a Walmart or Canadian Tire gift card for about $50 and bring it with the star attached to the Parish Office.

Rosalie Hall

At this time of the year, we are also thinking of the young mothers and babies of Rosalie Hall. If you wish to help, you may choose a “Christmas Stocking” from the tree to purchase pyjamas or undershirts for little ones, age 6 months to 5 years.

Sweaters or hoodies would also be very welcome. Unwrapped Items with the original stocking tag attached can be left in the box provided near the giving tree no later than Sunday, December 11th. Toys or books for these little ones would also be appreciated.

For the Moms, we are suggesting gift cards from Tim Horton’s, Walmart or MacDonald’s. These can be placed in the cards provided and brought to the Office. Thank you for your continued generosity.


December 9th and 10th from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

St. Timothy’s Church, 29 Leith Hill Road

Are you spiritually prepared for Christmas? Wherever you’re at, St. Timothy’s Parish is excited to announce that they will have a mini-Advent retreat on Friday December 9th and Saturday December 10th. It will be led by Fr. Lawrence Hyginus, CC and seminarian Tim Silver, CC.” All are welcome.

Thank you for your support!


Saturday December 10th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre

Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre is offering a Bereavement Day of Retreat on Saturday December 10th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The Theme is “Let the healing hands of Jesus bless you with peace and Healing” preached by the Centre Team. The cost is $45.00 including lunch. To register contact: 905-278-5229 or office@qoa.ca


Sunday, December 18th at 4:00 PM

St. Margaret of Scotland Parish, 222 Ridely Blvd., Toronto

Come and join us for Lessons & Carols featuring the Together in Worship Canada Choir. Tickets are $20 for Adults, Seniors and kids $10.

Please contact St. Margaret’s Parish Office by phone at 416-485-7781 or email at stmargaretofscotland@archtoronto.org


Offertory envelopes for 2023 are now available in the Gathering Space.

If there is no box with your name on it and you wish to use envelopes, please advise the parish office either in person, by email or by phone.

You normally would not have an envelope box assigned to you if you are donating via Pre-Authorized Giving or Donate Now via the Archdiocese.

On the first few 2023 envelopes, please write your name and complete address so that the office can ensure they have your correct information when sending out 2022 tax receipts.

To ensure the proper recording for tax receipt purposes, please do not use any envelopes from 2022 or any prior year for any 2023 donations.